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Vibrational excitation of diatomic molecules during resonance scattering of slow electrons


An analytic expression is obtained for the process cross section. A Morse oscillator is selected as internuclear interaction potential. The dependence of Γ, the decay width of a compound system, on the internuclear spacing is taken into account. Results of a computation for the molecule N2 are in good agreement with experiment.

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Translated from Izvestiya Vysshikh Uchebnykh Zavedenii, Fizika, No. 2, pp. 99–110, February, 1980.

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Rapoport, L.P., Lisitsyn, V.I. Vibrational excitation of diatomic molecules during resonance scattering of slow electrons. Soviet Physics Journal 23, 154–164 (1980). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00892418

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  • Interaction Potential
  • Decay Width
  • Diatomic Molecule
  • Vibrational Excitation
  • Compound System